After 13 people were shot and killed over the Labor Day weekend, Chicago now has seen more murders in 2016 than it did in all of last year.
August was the deadliest month since 1993 with 92 murders, USA Today reports. In the 1990s, gang violence tied to crack cocaine sent the murder count into the 700s in a given year. But in 2015, the tally was down to 473.
Nine people were killed in a 14-hour span on Monday, with victims ranging from 22 to 80 years old. At least four of the killings were drive-bys.
Dwyane Wade's cousin was just shot and killed walking her baby in Chicago. Just what I have been saying. African-Americans will VOTE TRUMP!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 27, 2016
Donald Trump has pointed to Chicago violence as a failure of Democratic leadership.
Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson hasn't taken kindly to his comments.
10. Police Supt. Eddie Johnson says Chicago Police have recovered 6,000 guns this year, he says, more than NY and LA combined.— NYT National News (@NYTNational) September 1, 2016
His officers have been acquiring guns by the thousands.
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